• Unfair Competition! I’m all for competition in the marketplace, especially when it comes to microISVs. But Ricky Housley – the son of FeedForAll.com founder and longtime microISV Sharon Housley – has got four – count them, four! – unfair advantages: He’s 13 years old. He’s a really nice young man (god, that makes me feel old!). He’s […] 3 responses July 23, 2007
  • 47hats Tip: Sort by Money [A 47Hats Productivity for MicroISVs Tip] It’s a core part of a microISV’s reality: your to do list is – and will continue to be – a mile long. There simply is a never ending supply of things you can or should do to maintain and improve your business. So how do you cope? How […] One response July 23, 2007
  • Experience matters – especially to your customers. It’s not just what your customers think that matters, it’s how they feel, and how they feel about themselves when they do business with you. Engineering your customers’ experience with your product, at your web site, when they need tech support and every time they touch your microISV is a powerful set of techniques for […] No responses July 20, 2007
  • Why Open Source sucks and why microISVs should fix it (Money!) by Bob Walsh “I rant, therefore I am.” Dennis Miller quotes (American Comedian and Actor, b.1953) I’ve just spent a free, all-expenses-paid, 2 day vacation in Open Source Tech Support Hell, and I am not a happy camper. The problems started Monday when for no apparent reason, 47hats. com copy of the Open Source blog […] 16 responses July 18, 2007
  • Feed mostly fixed. I think the feed that Feedburner is serving is fixed – that’s the RSS2 feed (http://47hats.com/?feed=rss2) in case you are interested. I’m still getting truncation on http://47hats.com/?feed=rss… No responses July 18, 2007
  • WordPress/Feedburner expert needed I give up – I’ve spent the day trying to fix the 47hats.com’s RSS feed so that full posts are there, not just the first 2 lines of each post. No luck, no joy. I’ve reinstalled the current version of wordpress, checked it out on a Mac and 2 PCs, waved garlic at my screen […] 6 responses July 17, 2007
  • Wrestling with WordPress – again. As more than a few readers noticed, the strange character issue returned from the grave yesterday. Fortunately, a quick backup and then using the Search and Replace Plugin from TheDeadOne.net fixed that issue. Next, the posts in the RSS feed from this site are being chopped by WP after 3 lines – not good. And, […] No responses July 17, 2007
  • News from the Software Industry Conference Here’s a some of what caught my attention at this year’s 17th annual Software Industry Conference in Denver, Colorado. Now I realize you may be wondering what relevance a bunch of “old shareware dudes” have to you: in a word, a lot. These guys – and a few women – are not just survivors of […] Bob Walsh 11 responses July 16, 2007
  • 47hats.com is launched. By Bob Walsh Managing Partner, 47hats.com As of today, mymicroISV.com becomes 47hats.com – my new consulting firm helping microISVs succeed. Ever since writing my first book, Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality, I’ve been working informally with a number of microISVs – helping them find their markets, define their unique selling propositions, improve their blogging and […] Bob Walsh 15 responses July 12, 2007
  • test post – please disregard. New changes coming! Bob Walsh One response July 11, 2007